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Table 1 Frequency of otopathogens in 68 samples of middle ear effusions from otitis media patients

From: Bacterial aetiology of chronic otitis media with effusion in children - risk factors

PathogenNo. (%) of positive specimens
CultureaPCRTotal
A. otitidis0 (0)30 (44.1)30 (44.1)
S. pneumoniae3 (4,4)9 (13,2)10 (14.7)
H. influenzae0 (0)14 (20.6)14 (20.6)
M. catarrhalis0 (0)6 (8.8)6 (8.8)
  1. aThe other pathogens which were detected by culture were Staphylococcus aureus in 2 (2.9%) samples and Coagulase-negative staphylococcus in 1 (1.5%) sample